§ Mr. Wakley
wished to ask a question of the noble Lord, the Secretary of State for the Home Department. In the winter of 1834, there was a committee appointed to inquire into the state of Medical Education. The hon. Member for Bridport was member of that committee, which sat the whole of the session. A great deal of valuable information had been elicited, and part of the evidence taken by the committee had been printed. The question he wished to ask was, why the remaining portion of the evidence had not been printed? It was a subject of great interest to the members of the medical profession, and they were exceedingly anxious to know whether there was any chance of the remaining portion of the evidence being published. The members of the profession were aware that there was a difficulty in preparing the evidence for publication, from the great confusion into which the papers had been thrown, in consequence of the fire which took place, and they did not wish to put the Government to any inconvenience; but, so much time had now passed, that they began to apprehend they would not see the rest of the evidence at all.
§ Lord J. Russell
was understood to say, that the hon. Member for Bridport was more able to answer the question put to him by the hon. Gentleman than he was.
§ Mr. Wakley
said, the members of the profession themselves were exceedingly anxious to have the testimony given before the committee printed. They wanted it printed, in order that a good medical reform bill might be founded upon it. The hon. Member for Bridport had assured him that no efforts of his should be left untried in order to get the evidence ready.